gastrin

[ gas-trin ]
/ ˈgæs trɪn /

noun

a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.

Nearby words

  1. gastric stapling,
  2. gastric tetany,
  3. gastric triangle,
  4. gastric ulcer,
  5. gastric vertigo,
  6. gastrinoma,
  7. gastritic,
  8. gastritis,
  9. gastritis cystica polyposa,
  10. gastro-

Origin of gastrin

First recorded in 1900–05; gastr- + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrin

gastrin

/ (ˈɡæstrɪn) /

noun

a polypeptide hormone secreted by the stomach: stimulates secretion of gastric juice
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Medicine definitions for gastrin

gastrin

[ găstrĭn ]

n.

Any of the hormones secreted in the pyloric-antral mucosa of the stomach and that stimulate secretion of the parietal cells.

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